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  1. kumar_a

    kumar_a Well-Known Member

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    OK so for the past 5 weeks Ive been eating under maintenance and doing some cardio.

    I was losing 2.5-3 lbs per week for the first 3 weeks. Then I started lifting. I made no other changes. And Ive lost almost no weight in the past 2 weeks. Is it just that my newb wait loss is slowing down or what? :wtc:
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Either lower the calories or up the cardio. Your body eventualy adapts to your caloric intake and weight loss might start to stagnate. Same thing if you are trying to gain weight, once the weight gain stops, its time to increase the calories.
     
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    ya thats what i was thinking

    scientifically, there is no way the lifting can actually be detrimental on the scale, is there?
     
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    yeah you are prob gaining muscle mass from lifting so thats why your weight hasn't decreased.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    I doubt he will be gaining much muscle mass if he is eating under maintainence.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    If anything, lifting will increase your metabolism and it also burns extra calories...so, no.
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    if you just started working out it's possible you're gaining some muscle too.

    your body won't adjust after 5 weeks under maintenance. just keep things up and don't worry about the scale so much.
     
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    ya im trying to go off the notches on my belt more than anything else. I fit into a pair of jeans I couldnt fit into 3 weeks ago.

    It was just kind of sad when I stepped on the scale today expecting to be around 210 and it was 214-215. :hsd:
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    Fitting into jeans is a great sign. I use belt notches/clothes fitting as my goal :) I don't worry about what I weigh on the scale.
     
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